Close Article Return to stream X
NFL

2013 NFL Supplemental Draft: Will Nate Holloway Be Selected?

+Read full article
UNLV

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL supplemental draft is an opportunity for college football players who have fallen on circumstances often beyond their control to enter into the NFL.

In nearly every case, these are players are without a home, with no college to return to and still holding onto their dream to play professional football. Most seasons, the supplemental draft comes and goes without much fanfare. The 2013 NFL supplemental draft lacks the flashy prospects of some in the past, but there are still some fascinating players.

One of those players is former UNLV defensive tackle Nate Holloway.

The thing that stands out about Holloway is his size. At 6-foot-3 and a Diet Coke short of 365 pounds, he’s a massive individual. As a pure 0 technique nose tackle prospect, there will be teams who might want to dip their toe in the water, so to speak. Holloway’s problems that kept him off the field during his time in college centered around academics and with the current push in the NFL to stick to high-character players, this is a big red flag.

In terms of his play, there isn’t a lot to go on. Holloway is a good athlete for his size, having been an accomplished four-sport high school athlete, but his specific football skills are raw. His power is legit, but he plays with almost no technique, so it rarely shows. There’s almost no chance Holloway is drafted, but if he has an aspirations of making an NFL training camp, it will be on his measureables and raw skills. 

With so many teams running a 3-4 base defense, there’s always a chance that some team will try and stash him away on a practice squad to see if he can get his head on straight and learn how to use his gifts to benefit him on the field.

Curt covers the NFL draft for Rant Sports. Connect with Curt on Twitter @nfldraftboard and on Google+.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Cam Newton Walks Out of Post Game Press Conference

After losing the Super Bowl Panthers quarterback Cam Newton prematurely exits the post- game press conference. After sitting at the press conference somberly for about 3 minutes ignoring questions he got up and left. At one point he did say “We’ll be back” but didn’t provide any other information. It looks like Cam is taking the loss pretty hard!

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Josh Norman Breaks Down in Tears After Losing Super Bowl 50

Carolina Panthers defensive back Josh Norman breaks down in tears after losing Super Bowl 50. After having a tremendous season and playing his heart out in the Super Bowl the loss of 24-10 was devastating. As the clock wound down to zero cameras found a wrecked Norman on the sidelines.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Marshawn Lynch Retires From the NFL

Marshawn Lynch’s career as an NFL player appears to be over. He announced his retirement from the NFL in his own customarily unique way. Marshawn tweeted a peace emoji with a picture of his cleats suspended from a telephone wire inferring that he will be hanging them up for good.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Super Bowl 50 Highlights: Broncos vs Panthers

If this is Peyton Manning’s final game he’ll ride off into the sunset on top. The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 24-10 on Sunday behind their incredible defense especially the pass rush from linebackers Von Miller (who made two big plays) and DeMarcus Ware. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers’ offense looked stunned unable to create much of anything under constant pressure. Lets take a look at the best highlights from the big game. Cam Newton got an early taste of what Tom Brady felt in the AFC Championship Game two weeks ago.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Tom Brady Gets Booed During Super Bowl MVP Ceremony

Tom Brady was shown no love during the Super Bowl MVP ceremony prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl 50. The New England Patriots quarterback whose won three MVPs in the big game was booed heavily when he was introduced as part of the Super Bowl 50 pregame ceremony honoring past Super Bowl MVPs. Most players were applauded as they were introduced to the 70000 fans but not Brady he wasn't given a very warm welcome from the pro-Broncos crowd.

Comment 0 Comments